Coastals don’t waste time

2008-10-28 00:00

HASHIM Amla and Grant Rowley didn’t waste time in getting after the 170-plus target set by South Western Districts (SWD) in the SAA Provincial Challenge Pool A 45-over match at Chatsworth Oval on Sunday.

Amla (just back from injury) and Rowley added 92 for the first wicket in 15 overs to set up KwaZulu-Natal Coastals’ eight-wicket win with 13 overs to spare.

Rowley made 60 in 48 balls with nine fours and three sixes, while Amla hit 55 off 78 balls with seven fours. First wicket Myron Pillay ended on 40 not out.

Earlier, Dolphins left-arm seamer Saidi Mlongo continued his golden run against SWD with four for 20 as the visitors managed 174 all out in 44,1 overs. Rudi Hillerman of Wartburg, who hit his first first-class ton in the three-day game, made 49 for SWD, as did former Eastern Cape Warriors cricketer Burton de Wett.

Mthokosizi Shezi, formerly of Pietermaritzburg, took two for 26 for Coastals.

The Provincial Challenge players, including those who succeeded in powering KZN Inland to a meritorious seven-wicket win over Free State at the Pietermaritzburg Oval on Sunday, go back to club cricket with the competition resuming in January.

Meanwhile, in local club cricket there were a series of mismatches.

RESULTS:

Pmb Premier 50: Orientals 25 all out in 15,3 overs (D. Izzard 3-6, N. Roberts 3-11). Standard 28/0 in 1,5 overs (K. Nipper 25*). Standard won by 10 wickets.

Zingari 200/6 in 50 overs (L. Brown 78, J. Kleyweg 57; O. Humphries 3-28). Varsity 201/5 in 29 overs (G. Addicott 50, C. Lang 33, J. Eustice 41). Varsity won by 5 wickets.

Young Natalians 82 all out in 19 overs (W. Anjum 34; S. van der Bijl 3-13, C. Mvovo 3-18). Lancashire 85/2 in 19,4 overs (S. Duda 34, E. Fynn 32*). Lancs won by 8 wickets.

Challenge League: Masibemunye 140 all out in 41 overs (A. McIntosh 5-30). Varsity II 141/2 in 25 overs (M. Boote 80*, M. Kretzmann 41*). Varsity II won by 8 wickets.

Standard II 197 all out (M. Gouweloos 43, G. Ritchie 42, D. Spiers 33). Midlands II 198/7 in 39 overs (S. Tarr 2-37). Midlands II won by 3 wickets.

East Griqualand vs Southern Districts — no match; EG take full points.

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